The following articles are related to the topic of LUST

The Skeptics’ Bogus Bounty

The skeptics have placed a "bounty" on my head. Well, in a manner of speaking. They've offered me a bounty of $2,000 if I will accept their challenge. But let me give you a bit of background. Some years ago a former preacher and missionary associated with the churches of Christ "soured," and, so far as anyone knows, abandoned any ... read more »

Behold the Dreamer — More Psychojunk

"Behold, the dreamer cometh." Of whom do I speak? Of Joseph, the Hebrew lad victimized by his brothers? (Genesis 37:19). No, rather, I refer to a relatively recent writer who sought to "analyze" Joseph, and who has given us one more example of "science" gone askew. Joseph, son of Jacob, is one of the rich treasures of Old Testament literature. ... read more »

The Growing Trend of Performance Worship

Acceptable worship is a God-centered phenomenon. It involves not only an attitude, but also a submission to certain prescribed acts. Through worship, Christian people, grateful for divine redemption, pour out their souls in adoration to deity. When men, in their worship, seek to direct attention to themselves, instead of God, they seriously err. This is a truth that some learn ... read more »

The Perfecting of Jesus Christ

The fifth chapter of the book of Hebrews has to do with Jesus Christ as our high priest. The chapter naturally divides into four segments. - The nature of the high priest's office under the Mosaic system. - The appointment of Jesus as our high priest. - The Lord's qualifications to be high priest. - The Christian's responsibility to Christ ... read more »

Is Capital Punishment a Deterrent?

Some insist that execution-even of a vicious murderer-is wrong, though they offer no moral criterion save their personal inclination for that judgment. Others, with an appeal of sorts to the Scriptures, allege that capital punishment is incompatible with the teaching of Jesus. What these sincere folks forget, of course, is that Jesus frequently spoke of the punishment of hell-which is ... read more »

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

It's "bottoms up" for believers in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. At least, that's what Peter Winkle, the former "reverend" and restauranteur, is hoping. He applied for a liquor license on December 11, 2002, planning to mix the Bible and Budweiser into some kind of spiritual concoction for the shy-of-church. "The focus," said Winkle, "is on getting the message out....If that ... read more »

California High Court Wrong Again

The California Supreme Court again has demonstrated what an inept conglomerate of jurists it is. In an August 18th decision that once more assaults religious freedom, the court came down with a "wrong," not "right," decision. In its unanimous judgment, the Court determined that doctors may not refuse, on a religious basis, to artificially inseminate lesbians who want to bear ... read more »

A Study of Biblical Types

One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology-the study of Scripture "types." Few Christians have made any sort of in-depth investigation of biblical types. As a matter of fact, this field of study has fallen into disrepute in recent years and this can probably be accounted for on two bases: First, the extravagant speculations of ... read more »

What Is Adultery?

Several years ago it would hardly have been necessary to discuss the meaning of "adultery." Virtually every educated person knew that adultery is a sexual relationship that somehow or another breaches a marriage relationship. In recent years though, a new view of adultery has been espoused by a minority element within the church. It is the notion that adultery is ... read more »

The Day-Day View: A Criticism Answered

What is the "Day-Day" view? It is the view that considers the "days" of the creation week in Genesis 1 as exactly what the text implies - literal days of approximately twenty-four hours each. It is, therefore, the antithesis of the Day-Age Theory, which has enjoyed sustained popularity among some scholars. Generally, the Day-Age Theory is not defended by an ... read more »